There is a favorite in girls Class AA this season but the chase pack features talent and experience. Can Anna Fenske put it all together and capture her second state title? Will a challenger emerge from a host of perennial power house programs or is a young star in the making going to make the leap to the upper tier of Minnesota runners? Our unordered list features runners with solid state meet credentials, some youth and some some familiar faces. We cannot mention every runner who has a shot this season but this primer will get us running toward another awesome year of cross country action!
**Everyone close to our sport knows Tierney Wolfgram is not only one of the best in the state but, when on her game, is possibly one of the nation's best, too. Though she's not eligible for varsity MSHSL competition this year, we'll likely see her at the national qualifying races and hopefully the fastest XC runner in state history can get back to a national meet or two in November! We give her situation some clarity as a "bonus" to our state watch list this year!